AboutTo coincide with the launch of The Long Road, an exhibition of photography by Kristian Skeie, Foto8 is hosting a panel discussion on the issues raised by the exhibition as well as the role of photographers and academics in documenting post-war societies.
The evening will begin with a screening of a 30-min film which was made for the memorial centre in Srebrenica, followed by a discussion between Neven Andjelic, Clare Cook, Kristian Skeie and Mary Robert.
The panel will discuss the genocide of 1995 and its background, the stories from the survivors, what the peace march represents for the new Bosnian generation and the role of photography in documenting conditions in post-war societies.
Neven Andjelic is Lecturer in International Relations and Human Rights at the Regents College London and also teaches at Birkbeck College, London and Bader International Studies Centre of the Queen's University (Canada) in the UK and is visiting lecturer at the University of Bologna in Italy. Andlejic does news media work for CNN and occasionally contributes to the media in former Yugoslavia. In the past he worked on research projects at universities of Sussex, Kent and Oxford and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley. He writes for academic publications and has published a book âBosnia-Herzegovina: The End of a Legacy' while he also published books in the languages of South Slavs.
Clare Cook studies psychology and counselling at the University of Roehampton, London. Her research interests focus on post-war construction of identity. She is a founding member and former president of the Webster Humanitarian Association, an NGO based in Geneva, Switzerland, for which she has helped develop several projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH). Clare volunteers on the National Child Death Helpline, at Great Ormond Street Childrens Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London.
Kristian Skeie is a Swiss-based freelance photojournalist working with a number of organizations and publications, including the Aga Khan Foundation, The Daily Telegraph, Notimex, International Herald Tribune, The Banker Magazine, Synthon, Nestle,Enfants du Monde, WTO and the UN.
Mary Robert is a photographer and an academic. Currently Professor of Lens Media and Chair of the Department of Arts & Sciences at Richmond the American International University in London, she has also taught for several years at the Royal College of Art. Mary has worked on many commercial and fine art projects in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas and has exhibited widely. Mary has devoted much of her career to developing photographic education programs and honing the skills and creative vision of young photographers and artists.